Canley Heights Public School

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Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is the approved preschool curriculum. National legislation requires the preschool educational program delivered to all preschool children be based on the EYLF.

Our preschool educators develop high-quality, personalised and engaging learning experiences based on the strengths and needs of children in our service, aligned to the five outcomes of the EYLF:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity.
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
  • Children are confident and involved learners.
  • Children are effective communicators.

The EYLF and our educators acknowledge that:

  • learning is integrated and complex
  • children learn in a variety of ways
  • children vary in their capabilities and pace of learning
  • each child will progress towards the outcomes in different and equally meaningful ways
  • learning is not always predictable and linear.

Our educators are trained professionals who use their professional judgement and make curriculum decisions to ensure all children engage in a range of experiences in ways that optimise their learning. The EYLF guides planning to maximise learning opportunities that allow all children to progress. Preschool curriculum decision-making is also influenced and guided by:

  • critical reflection
  • knowledge of individual children’s strengths, interests, capabilities and developmental needs, developed through observation and analysis, educator-child interactions, discussions with colleagues, information provided by families, collaborations with other professionals, individual and team critical reflection
  • preferences of, and suggestions from, the children 
  • the value of effective transitions and routines
  • reflection on what is relevant to each child and their community.

For more information, refer to the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).